F. M. Alexander

“Change is carrying out an activity
against the habit of a lifetime.”

- F.M. Alexander

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Frederick Mathias Alexander (1869-1955) developed his remarkable technique in response to vocal problems he experienced as an actor. The Alexander Technique, now in practice for over 100 years, serves performers of all sorts; and has been accepted by the scientific community, as well, as an effective method for reducing unnecessary muscular tension, thereby improving coordination and alleviating chronic pain.

Some well-known proponents of the Alexander Technique:

Actors: Juliette Binoche, John Cleese, James Earl Jones, Steve Martin, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams


Medical Professionals: Dr. Lucy Brown, neuroscientist, Professor Nikolaas Tinbergen (Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine, 1973), British Medical Journal study on back pain British Medical Journal study 2008


Musicians: Julie Andrews, Sting, Paul McCartney


Writers: Aldous Huxley, John Dewey, George Bernard Shaw

The Alexander Technique is included in the curriculum of noted institutions worldwide. Some of these include:

The American Conservatory Theater, The Juilliard School, Los Angeles Philharmonic Training Program, NYU School of the Arts, The Old Globe Theater, The Royal Academies of Music and Dramatic Arts, London, UCLA, and Yale Drama School

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Workshop in Malibu

Meg Jolley will offer a free workshop in the Alexander Technique in the Point Dume Clubhouse on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 4 to 5 pm.

The reality about posture and physical exercise.

The things that help and the misunderstanding about movement.

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